Seven (7) Congo Fulbright alumni including myself have "joined project" so far--We met the ''team challenge" of at least four alumni. Yay! The Fulbright alumni who "joined project" so far are Lomenie, Marin, Thyldan, Marina, Armand, Gessye and Bovid. If you haven't already, you should "join project" ASAP because they will close the competition tomorrow. The link to our project https://alumni.state.gov/node/19240.
Unlike previous years, one can "edit project" even after submitting it--Thank you ECA!!! There's been a few typos in our project; I have just edited it. If you have an insightful comment, don't hesitate to send it my way as soon as possible so I will add it in the project. If you don't have access the IEA website, I've attached the project here for you.
Wishing you all a great afternoon
Dear alumni and all:
For our project to be eligible for consideration, each team must include a minimum of four alumni (this number includes the team leader) who are registered on the International Exchange Alumni website. If you haven't already, please log on using your email and password to join our project and add a comment here: https://alumni.state.gov/node/19240#comment-49099.
Three alumni, myself included, have already joined the project. They will close the competition on March 9.
Just received Nazaire's project. Will go over it for comments.
Dear Fulbright alumni and the PAS:
Starting next week the Congo-Brazzaville Fulbright Alumni Association's emails, text messages, and phone calls will only go out to the Fulbrighters who have filled in the CBFAA membership form--there is no deadline to fill in the form. Filling out the form is just the first requirement, more requirements are on their way. So fasten your seatbelt! Below is the CBFAA membership form:
US Embassy PAS, if you would like to engage a member of the Congo-Brazzaville Fulbright Alumni Associationin in your activities in the future, I please suggest that you contact me first so I will suggest you an alum who is in good standing with the association's membership requirements. This will help us organize things here. However, if you'd like to invite an alum to your activities in her/his capacity of a Fulbright alum (and not as a member of the C-B Fulbright Alumni Association), of course you don't need to talk to me before doing it. I really need your support with this. I will follow up!
Thank you everyone for your understanding.
Mobile: 06 954 7834
Dear Fulbright alumni:
Don't forget our meeting on November 28th (that's a Saturday) at 3:00pm at le Zoo. If le Zoo is booked for a ceremony, we'll meet at Tchi-Tchi Bel. We have an update for you for the Access Program. We'll also discuss next year's AEIF, the English center, and more. If you won't be able to make it to the meeting, please let us know in advance.
By the way, completing the Fulbright Program doesn't make you a member of the CBFAA. The first step for you to become a member of the association is to fill out the form below so we will have your data in our database. If you haven't yet completed your program, please don't fill out the form.
Group meeting on November 28 at 3:00pm at le Zoo. We'll talk about the Access program, next year's AEIF, and more.
Let's meet next week or the week after to talk. Cool? One of us will give you a call to see which day and time work best for everyone.
Wishing you all a great weekend!
If things go as planned, we'll visit an English club located at La Base district on Sun (Nov 8) or next Sun (Nov 15) at 3:00pm to share our Fulbright experiences, to talk about the value of volunteering in public places and the importance of the English language nowadays. They can't wait to welcome us -- we just talked with them over the phone about 10 mins ago.
We don't know what's your calendar like this Sunday or next Sunday. So, please let us know which Sunday will work best for you. Your participation is critically important as always.
On behalf of CBFAA
The donation, especially the wheelbarrows, we made to Nganga Edouard public school on November 5, 2014 when implementing our AEIF project, is being used as a personal property by Nganga Edouard former principal. To ensure that she does not go unpunished, we’ve decided to file a complaint against her ASAP for dishonest and immoral behavior.
Stay tuned for more updates,
The English club visit scheduled for next Sunday (Oct 25) is postponed at a later date. Politics will slow things down for a bit here in Brazzaville.
We hope we found you well. Hey, if things go as planned, we will go to an English club located at la Base next Sunday to share our Fulbright experiences, talk about the Fulbright Program, the value of community service and the importance of the English language for francophones. Except Jean Paul, Marina, Alphonse and myself, you still haven't found time to join us in this initiative. No problem, most of you are busy doing something for a living and stuff when we go to English clubs. But we hope you'll be available to join us in the future. Trust me, there is nothing like sharing your Fulbright experiences (etc) to the youth!!!
Wishing you a great day
Bovid Atouta met with the youths yesterday at American Dream English Club at Kinsoundi, Makelekele to share his Fulbright experience, talk about the Fulbright Program, the importance of the English language and the value of community service in public places.
We will attend an English club at Makelekele next week (Oct 4, that's a Sunday) at 3:30pm to share our Fulbright experiences, talk about the Fulbright Program, the value of volunteering in public places and the importance of the English language nowadays. We should not limit ourselves to teaching English only; we should push the envelop harder! This is another great opportunity for us to inspire the youth, so we would hate for you to pass it up! If you'd like to be part of this, holla at me.
Courtesy reminder: Please start drafting any project you have in mind for the next year's Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF).
Coordinator, Congo-B Fulbright Alumni Association
Mobile: 06 954 7834
As you already know, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) organizes project competitions every year to award money and other incentives to alumni who create the best project ideas. They usually launches the competion in March or April. We will elaborate more on this when we meet as a group in the future, but for now, please be advised to start drafting your project for next year's AEIF (Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund). All project ideas are to be sent to Lod and Bovid by the end of December of this year.
Talk to you soon,
Hello all --
We'd like to inform everyone that we've been so busy working on the Access program project with the RELO, the US Embassy PAS and some Fulbright alumni who are currently in Brazzaville and were available to join forces with us. We will submit our proposal to Washington today. If they fund our project, we will start its implementation in early Jan 2016. So fingers crossed, please! Below is the program's overview:
“Since its inception in 2004, over 110,000 students in more than 80 countries have participated in the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). Access is a global scholarship program supported by the U.S. Department of State that provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged backgrounds through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Access students also gain an appreciation for U.S. culture and democratic values through enhancement activities. Access seeks to equip selected students with strong English language skills that can lead to better jobs, educational opportunities, and gain the ability to participate in and compete for future exchanges and study in the United States.”, the Access Program Handbook.
Talk to you soon,
Fulbright alumnus Bovid Atouta just completed the first round of community service with the youths at la Paroisse Saint Gregroire de Massengo. We owe this to the President of the FLTC English club Yoan Ibiliki Bokoumaka and all the FLTC & Big Dreams English club members !!! Thanks so much for embracing this initiative guys !!! We’re sure to have learned something new together. This must be kept up in the coming months God willing/Inch'Allah!!!
Pictures on Facebook !!!
Good morning !!!
The last community service with the youths is on Saturday (August 29th) at 9:00 AM at la Paroisse SAINT GREGROIRE de Massengo. After that, we'll let the youths enjoy the African games. Hummm, well, while they enjoy the African games, we'll schedule an internet session to help initiate some of them to the internet.
All these community services are being financially and materially supported by the Congo-B Fulbright alumni and the youths themselves -- what an innovation !!
If you'll be available to join forces with us on Saturday, don't hesitate to call me up at your earliest convenience !!!
Bovid Atouta @CBFAA
Le sous-prefet d'Igné granted our request to clean up an area at les mille logements de Kintele tomorrow (Saturday 22) at 9:00. We hope you could make it. Please remember to bring some cash to help us deal with the expenses. Many students told us they're broke.
Following your requests and suggestions, we would like to meet with everyone to discuss the CBFAA election, the association governing docs and the action plan. With that, we created a doodle template to help everyone choose the dates and the times that best work for them.
In the template we suggested four saturdays. If you're not able to meet this Saturday (August 15), you might be able to meet next Saturday (August 22). If you're not available to meet next Saturday, you might be able to meet the following Saturday: (August 29). If you're not available to meet the following Saturday, you might be able to meet on Sept 5. That's a Saturday too. If you're not able to meet on Sept 5th, we'll hold the meeting and count you absent to help move things forward.
Here is the doodle template: http://doodle.com/g8acrt8gcv4kxh78#table. If you're having trouble with the link, tell us your dates and times on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/congofulbrightassociation/
Thank you for your cooperation!!!